French Foreign Minister Le Drian to hold talks with United States’ Blinken on Oct 5

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PARIS (Reuters) – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold talks with United States’ Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Oct 5, in which the two will aim to work on restoring confidence between the two countries, said a statement from Le Drian’s office. Diplomatic relations between the United States and France hit a low point last month, after Australia cancelled a previous $40 billion French-designed submarine deal, to build instead at least eight nuclear-powered submarines with U.S. and British technology. In retaliation, France briefly withdrew its ambassador to the United Stat…

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